Word from Industry

Eastern Region of India to get green piped gas soon

March 12, 2018

Liquid Natural Gas is a rich, convenient fuel, that India is determined to acquire more and more of it.

The eastern region of India has been in constant talks to be the source of Liquid Natural Gas for the country. West Bengal has various plans to import, distribute and provide this rich fuel to all of India. Several big biz companies have entered the region to establish their presence and commence their respective plans to benefit the growing state.

One such corporate giant is H-Energy an arm of Hiranandani Group of Companies, dedicated to flourish India and its future with the help of Liquid Natural Gas. H-Energy as huge plans for West Bengal. H-Energy plans to set up an offshore LNG terminal near Digha coast to supply gas to Bengal and other eastern states. The total investment in this project is estimated to be over Rs. 1,200 crore in the first phase and likely to reach up to Rs. 7,000 crore in the next few years. Further plans are build and operate a world-class floating storage and re-gasification unit with the ultimate capacity of six million tonne per annum. They are confident in their vision to provide Kolkata with clean gas in the next two years. In the second phase, they also plan to roll out city gas distribution in four other cities – Durgapur, Asansol, Haldia and Siliguri.

The demand for Liquid Natural Gas is ever increasing in the country. This gradual change is evident by various measures, the Indian government has taken over the past few years in matters related to LNG. Recently, Greater Calcutta Gas Supply Corporation (GCGSCL), a state PSU for distributing gas in West Bengal, has bagged the licence from Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB) for supplying gas to Kolkata and 5 more adjacent districts. This was disclosed by state commerce and industries minister, Amit Mitra. He further stated that, GCGSCL has got permission for supplying gas to 14.2 lakh homes in the state.

We as a country are definitely sailing towards a greener future!